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Hello we are filling out the DS - 156 . We have come to question 26. How long do you intend to stay in the United States?

What is the correct answer for this question...Is it 90 days? or for ever........ He's coming here under k-1 visa to get married with me and live here

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Question #26: My fiancee put "indefinitely" (in the adverb meaning: without any limit of time). That answer didn't seem to pose an issue.

Question #27: "to marry a US Citizen - K-1 (Fiance Visa)."

Edited by L&V

23Jan2010 "V" mailed I-129F (USPO return recp't & certified mail)

25Jan2010 NOA1 (website), 01Feb2010 via snail mail

26Jan2010 USPO return receipt received

27Jan2010 Check cashed

26Feb2010 NOA2 (website), 04Mar2010 via snail mail

06Mar2010 Petition received at NVC (website), 10Mar2010 via snail mail

17Mar2010 "Packet 3" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

24Mar2010 "L&V" mailed DS-230 to Sydney Consulate(sent from the US - certified mail)

_________| no activity for 26 days since "L" is still in the US. (we didn't expect the paperwork would flow so smoothly and quickly).

18Apr2010 "L" returned to Australia

19Apr2010 "L" - finger-printed & requested for police certificate

21Apr2010 "L" medical exam

23Apr2010 Police certificate received

30Apr2010 Medical results

01May2010 "L" Sent DS-1076 form + entire packet "ready for interview" to Sydney Consulate

10May2010 "Packet 4" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

25May2010 Interview

01Jun2010 Visa Received In-hand

28Jul2010 PoE San Francisco, California

02Aug2010 Tied the knot!!

_________ AOS (waiting for marriage certificate to file with I485/131/765/486)

"No lawyers were involved (or harmed) in this K-1 process"

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Filed: Timeline

Hello we are filling out the DS - 156 . We have come to question 26. How long do you intend to stay in the United States?

What is the correct answer for this question...Is it 90 days? or for ever........ He's coming here under k-1 visa to get married with me and live here

ALSO WHATS THE DIFERENCE BETWEEN NON-IMMIGRANT VISA AND IMMIGRANT VISA???

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I put "permanently"

I think "permanently" is a better choice than mine "indefinitely".

Nonimmigrant visas – For travel to the U.S. on a temporary basis.

Immigrant visas – For travel to live permanently in the U.S.


23Jan2010 "V" mailed I-129F (USPO return recp't & certified mail)

25Jan2010 NOA1 (website), 01Feb2010 via snail mail

26Jan2010 USPO return receipt received

27Jan2010 Check cashed

26Feb2010 NOA2 (website), 04Mar2010 via snail mail

06Mar2010 Petition received at NVC (website), 10Mar2010 via snail mail

17Mar2010 "Packet 3" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

24Mar2010 "L&V" mailed DS-230 to Sydney Consulate(sent from the US - certified mail)

_________| no activity for 26 days since "L" is still in the US. (we didn't expect the paperwork would flow so smoothly and quickly).

18Apr2010 "L" returned to Australia

19Apr2010 "L" - finger-printed & requested for police certificate

21Apr2010 "L" medical exam

23Apr2010 Police certificate received

30Apr2010 Medical results

01May2010 "L" Sent DS-1076 form + entire packet "ready for interview" to Sydney Consulate

10May2010 "Packet 4" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

25May2010 Interview

01Jun2010 Visa Received In-hand

28Jul2010 PoE San Francisco, California

02Aug2010 Tied the knot!!

_________ AOS (waiting for marriage certificate to file with I485/131/765/486)

"No lawyers were involved (or harmed) in this K-1 process"

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I think "permanently" is a better choice than mine "indefinitely".

Nonimmigrant visas – For travel to the U.S. on a temporary basis.

Immigrant visas – For travel to live permanently in the U.S.

IM SO CONFUSEDDDDDDDD NOW...

ON THE DS-156 FORM ON TOP IT SAYS NONIMMIGRANT FORM, WHICH MEANS TEMPORARYY

NOW HOW CAN I PUT PERMANENT STAY ON QUESTION 26???????????/ I THOUGHT I SHOULD PUT 90 DAYS...........

PLEASE ADVISE

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Timeline

IM SO CONFUSEDDDDDDDD NOW...

ON THE DS-156 FORM ON TOP IT SAYS NONIMMIGRANT FORM, WHICH MEANS TEMPORARYY

NOW HOW CAN I PUT PERMANENT STAY ON QUESTION 26???????????/ I THOUGHT I SHOULD PUT 90 DAYS...........

PLEASE ADVISE

26. I put "PERMANENTLY AFTER ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS".

27. Get married, apply for adjustment of status.


Adjustment of Status

May 4, 2010 - Date Filed I-485,I-765,I-131

May 11, 2010 - NOA for I-485,I-765,I-131 May 17, 2010 - Biometrics appointment received in the mail

May 24, 2010 - Walk-in Biometrics successful (ASC Michigan City, IN)

June 1, 2010 - Case transferred to CSC

July 14, 2010 - EAD approved, for card production

July 19, 2010 - Received AP in the mail

July 21, 2010 - I-485 GC approved, for card production

July 26, 2010 - Welcome letter received

July 28, 2010 - EAD card received

July 31, 2010 - Greencard received

Removal of Conditions

May 7, 2012 - Date Filed I-751

May 9, 2012 - Date of NOA!

June 8, 2012 - Biometrics Schedule

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Filed: Timeline

26. I put "PERMANENTLY AFTER ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS".

27. Get married, apply for adjustment of status.

ok thanks,,,,,,,

im putting this

intent to marry my fiancee on k-1 and stay permanently after AOS

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Hi kikis.

1. Take a deep breath :-) Don't worry. Despite what the form says, there's only one DS-156 and they use it for multipurpose. That's why they mention "visiting for tourism" or "business" in question #25.

2. Put "permanent" in #26 and in question #27, put "to marry US Citizen K-1 Visa".

3. What country is the beneficiary in? Please take a moment to create a profile so we can better answer your questions.

4. NOTE: The DS-156 is being replaced by form DS-160 but it is NOT YET implemented at all embassies or consulates. Read more here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_1342.html

-V


23Jan2010 "V" mailed I-129F (USPO return recp't & certified mail)

25Jan2010 NOA1 (website), 01Feb2010 via snail mail

26Jan2010 USPO return receipt received

27Jan2010 Check cashed

26Feb2010 NOA2 (website), 04Mar2010 via snail mail

06Mar2010 Petition received at NVC (website), 10Mar2010 via snail mail

17Mar2010 "Packet 3" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

24Mar2010 "L&V" mailed DS-230 to Sydney Consulate(sent from the US - certified mail)

_________| no activity for 26 days since "L" is still in the US. (we didn't expect the paperwork would flow so smoothly and quickly).

18Apr2010 "L" returned to Australia

19Apr2010 "L" - finger-printed & requested for police certificate

21Apr2010 "L" medical exam

23Apr2010 Police certificate received

30Apr2010 Medical results

01May2010 "L" Sent DS-1076 form + entire packet "ready for interview" to Sydney Consulate

10May2010 "Packet 4" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

25May2010 Interview

01Jun2010 Visa Received In-hand

28Jul2010 PoE San Francisco, California

02Aug2010 Tied the knot!!

_________ AOS (waiting for marriage certificate to file with I485/131/765/486)

"No lawyers were involved (or harmed) in this K-1 process"

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kikis,

When you get to question #37 on the DS-156 form, make sure you check the right box....once checked, it cannot be unchecked if you select the wrong box. This happened to me and I had to start the form from scratch.... GRHHH.


23Jan2010 "V" mailed I-129F (USPO return recp't & certified mail)

25Jan2010 NOA1 (website), 01Feb2010 via snail mail

26Jan2010 USPO return receipt received

27Jan2010 Check cashed

26Feb2010 NOA2 (website), 04Mar2010 via snail mail

06Mar2010 Petition received at NVC (website), 10Mar2010 via snail mail

17Mar2010 "Packet 3" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

24Mar2010 "L&V" mailed DS-230 to Sydney Consulate(sent from the US - certified mail)

_________| no activity for 26 days since "L" is still in the US. (we didn't expect the paperwork would flow so smoothly and quickly).

18Apr2010 "L" returned to Australia

19Apr2010 "L" - finger-printed & requested for police certificate

21Apr2010 "L" medical exam

23Apr2010 Police certificate received

30Apr2010 Medical results

01May2010 "L" Sent DS-1076 form + entire packet "ready for interview" to Sydney Consulate

10May2010 "Packet 4" received from Sydney Consulate (via email only)

25May2010 Interview

01Jun2010 Visa Received In-hand

28Jul2010 PoE San Francisco, California

02Aug2010 Tied the knot!!

_________ AOS (waiting for marriage certificate to file with I485/131/765/486)

"No lawyers were involved (or harmed) in this K-1 process"

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kikis,

When you get to question #37 on the DS-156 form, make sure you check the right box....once checked, it cannot be unchecked if you select the wrong box. This happened to me and I had to start the form from scratch.... GRHHH.

ok thanks for all of your advicesss

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Hi kikis.

1. Take a deep breath :-) Don't worry. Despite what the form says, there's only one DS-156 and they use it for multipurpose. That's why they mention "visiting for tourism" or "business" in question #25.

2. Put "permanent" in #26 and in question #27, put "to marry US Citizen K-1 Visa".

3. What country is the beneficiary in? Please take a moment to create a profile so we can better answer your questions.

4. NOTE: The DS-156 is being replaced by form DS-160 but it is NOT YET implemented at all embassies or consulates. Read more here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_1342.html

-V

THE NEW DS-160 EXCLUDES K-1 AND K-2 VISA APPLICANTS.

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